beef stew!

Oh man! Today, I took our new crock pot out for a test drive, and boy did it deliver. Today's creation is beef stew.... Dead easy, too.  Here's what I used: 1.25 lbs of skewer chunks of beef, chopped into small pieces 1 lb ground beef 2 white onion… more »

today was a good day

we no longer live in deprived squalor...sort of

For some reason--one of the great mysteries of the universe, as far as I'm concerned--I awoke with motivation this morning.  That's right. I used the "m" word.  I've been ashamed to admit I live here for a while, or at least to allow friends into our… more »

how did king saul die?

This morning, a friend posted this photo on Facebook. I reposted with the comment that I thought I was familiar with all the bible's contradictions by now and was surprised I wasn't aware of this one. Then I checked the references and retracted. I do no… more »

teachin' the shakeman

Hello. My name is Diana and Shakespeare.  I began innocently enough, as a social Shakespearean, at parties. But it...felt so good. I tremble to admit it now, but...I do it all alone in the basement sometimes, just to get my fix. I can't stop. … more »

creepy stuff

this post not inspired by the upcoming creepy holiday A friend of ours, Kath, reported the following on Facebook today:   Kath: There is a vortex of evil over our house. My ceiling fan light turns on and off and flickers, just like in Poltergeist… more »

just another rant about how amazing my students are

My literature students are working on their first paper for me at the moment. This is not even a major paper. It's a starter paper, so I get an idea where they are, where they excel, and where they need help, appropriately called an "Informal Writing" a… more »

michelle is officially a dependent! (i think)

Today, 3 September 2013, was the first day we military perverts could get our same-sex spouses official dependent ID cards. Mich and I had an appointment for 3:30. It was only that late because I taught today and couldn't get away to pick her up at the… more »

chicken noodle soup to die for

I haven't felt well since Tuesday, so when I went home early again Friday (my freshmen are probably feeling a bit orphaned right now), I decided enough was enough. I've heard that homemade chicken noodle soup will work wonders. I decided...ok. Time to b… more »

somebody pinch me

I had an a.m.a.z.i.n.g day.  I've noticed something about my literature students this semester: they don't just read their homework. No. They come to class with stuff highlighted and underlined and with notes in the margins nxious to discuss what they'… more »